I had written some lotusscript in R4 (~96) that invoked some api calls to play a video file.
This was very simple and created more to play the 'leary domino ads' then anything else..
If the video file was in a rich text field, I could create an action button on the form to play the video or
stop the video.
It would store the video in a temp location on the drive and play it from there, I had always wanted to
evolve this into a full streaming mode. I had abandoned this effort when an alliance was announced
between Real corp and Lotus, which seemed to indicate that the "Video Notes" product would evolve
into streaming. I don't think it ever did?
I'm not sure that this code would be useful today from an implementation point of view. I had tested it
The API hooks are windows only in this code, it might make sense to create a java player instead?
There are probably many more streaming classes available these days to achieve this.
One challenge that I remember distinctly is wanting to be able to manipulate the rich text attachment
directly; having to temp it out to the file system was both time consuming and annoying. This too
might also be easier now.
I would be glad to contribute this code or my experiences and ideas if they can help.